Jamal sparks speculation on Umno clawing Sekinchan from MCA

(Updated )

Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos has in recent years engaged in various publicity stunts in an apparent bid to increase his profile, leading to speculation of him harbouring ambitions to move up the political hierarchy.

However, his unusual move of announcing candidates for the state seat of Sekinchan recently only fuelled further speculations, as the seat has been traditionally contested by the MCA.

Interestingly, Jamal announced Sungai Besar MCA Youth chief Ng Boon Keong as well as Sungai Besar Umno committee member Samad Wahab as the potential candidates for the seat.

Jamal, who made the announcement when officiating the Sabak Bernam election operations room on Monday, acknowledged the seat belonged to MCA but noted that MCA had lost the seat in three general elections...

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